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Luke Walton's Heart is in L.A.

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — OAKLAND – A faint but familiar thumping leaked through the closed doors of the Golden State Warriors practice Saturday. Strains of a melody followed. When the door cracked open, Warriors assistant...
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Miller: Lakers make step in right direction hiring Coach Luke Walton

OC Register (By JEFF MILLER) — The reaction was swift and sugary in the aftermath of the Lakers hiring Luke Walton, Twitter literally atwitter with loving anticipation.Magic Johnson predicted the team’s new coach would “bring...
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Video: New Lakers coach Luke Walton says he was drawn by opportunity, team's plan

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — OAKLAND - New Lakers coach Luke Walton knew he couldn't pass when the team's executives offered him his dream job."You've got to take opportunities as they come," Walton said Saturday after the...
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New Lakers coach Luke Walton started climb as Memphis assistant during NBA lockout

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — Years before instant success and ready-made acumen won him his dream job with the Lakers, Luke Walton had a long flight over the Pacific Ocean and much of the mainland to agonize over a loss in...
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Oram: Lakers act decisively in hiring Luke Walton

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — Mitch Kupchak hopped on an airplane Thursday, flew to Oakland, and made perhaps the swiftest decision of his tenure.He hired Luke Walton to be the Lakers’ 26th head coach.It was as much of a...
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Lakers hire Luke Walton as new coach

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — Five days into intense speculation that Luke Walton would become the Lakers' next head coach, the 16-time champions made it official. The organization announced Friday evening that Walton will...
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Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview Luke Walton

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — The Lakers are completing the beginning steps of their coaching search by pursuing someone both familiar by name and intriguing by potential.The Golden State Warriors have granted the Lakers...
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Update on: Ted Cruz picks Carly Fiorina as his running mate

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Ted Cruz picks Carly Fiorina as his running mate April 27 2016, 2:02 PM Donald Trump gave a a foreign-policy address while trailing rival Ted Cruz picked Carly Fiorina as his running mate.Ted...
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Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak wants a coach in place in time for June 23 NBA draft

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — In firing Byron Scott on Sunday night, the Lakers not only freed themselves of the coach who oversaw the two worst seasons in franchise history, but also gave themselves a chance to make a correct...
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Bonsignore: Unless Lakers address Buss issue, they won't go far

OC Register (By VINCENT BONSIGNORE) — The Lakers are looking for a new coach. Take five!Take your seat, Byron Scott. It’s the one next to Mike Brown and Mike D’Antoni, your two predecessors. Thanks for your service, as brief as it...
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Lakers 'looking to have big offseason,' don't want a long coaching search, GM Mitch Kupchak says

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — The hunt for a new Lakers head coach will not drag deep into the summer as it did two years ago, when the team waited until late July to hire Byron Scott, General Manager Mitch Kupchak told the...
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Miller: Lakers have post-Byron Scott decisions to make, and that's a scary thought

OC Register (By JEFF MILLER) — There’s no way, of course, they can win in this.But then, the good news is everyone is used to them not winning by now. I mean, these are the Lakers.So, even if firing Byron Scott was the absolute...
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Lakers will have lots of choices for new coach to replace Byron Scott

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — The Lakers are now in the process of searching for a head coach in the wake of having fired Byron Scott on Sunday night. Here are five intriguing names the Lakers may be interested in talking to...
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Whicker: Byron Scott had no chance with these Lakers, and the same could go for his successor

OC Register (By MARK WHICKER) — Byron Scott is no longer the coach of the Lakers. Use your own verb. Fired, released, liberated. Maybe even promoted.Scott’s two seasons (38-126) were the Lakers’ worst of all time. That was about...
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List of potential candidates to replace Byron Scott

OC Register (By JANIS CARR) — Here are some of the possible candidates to replace Byron Scott as Lakers coach:• Luke Walton: Former Lakers forward, current assistant with Golden State who guided the Warriors to a 16-0 start...
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Byron Scott out as coach of Lakers

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — Byron Scott will not return for a third season as Lakers coach after his teams won 38 games in his first two seasons at the helm.The organization opted not to exercise a third-year option on...
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Chargers stadium: Retractable roof, sky garden

SignOnSanDiego.com (Roger Showley, Lori Weisberg) — The Chargers released a conceptual plan for a 61,500-seat stadium with a retractable roof and an adjoining convention center annex.
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Obama gearing up for his last big showdown at the Supreme Court

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David G. Savage) — The Supreme Court's last great case of the Obama era comes before the justices Monday when the president's lawyers defend his plan to offer work permits to as many as 4 million immigrants who...
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GM Mitch Kupchak sees strong options for rebuilding, through both free agency and the draft

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Mitch Kupchak was sitting in his office Friday morning when he took a long look at the dry erase board where he keeps an updated list of the team’s roster.He grabbed the eraser, and...
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Byron Scott expects to return as Lakers coach despite worst record in team history

OC Register (BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Byron Scott believes he will return as Lakers head coach next season, even after lead the organization through its two worst seasons in history.“Obviously this summer is another big...
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Blog Articles

Malia Obama will take a gap year, then attend Harvard in 2017

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Katherine Skiba) — Malia Obama will take a gap year after graduating from high school and then attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017, the White House said Sunday, ending speculation at campuses across...
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In this New Mexico town, you can see where Pancho Villa turned history on its head

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Catherine Watson) — COLUMBUS, N.M. — As you drive into this dusty little village just three miles north of the Mexican border, you wouldn’t guess that a bloody event here would have affected a world war and kept...
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Indiana relishes its surprising spotlight in the GOP race

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lisa Mascaro) — Cheryl Hammer is a caterer, not a political party activist, but she lingered at a Ted Cruz campaign stop in this movie-set-perfect small town to savor the moment in history. "To actually have...
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With Airmule, air travelers with space in their bags transport parcels for a fee

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Jen Leo) — The decades-old air courier service meets the sharing economy. Name: Airmule-Express Shipping What it does: Someone who wants to ship a legal item can hire a traveler with extra space in...
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Worldwide rate of lost luggage on airlines hits record low

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Hugo Martin) — When you check a bag before boarding an American Airlines flight, the location of your luggage can be checked through a smart phone app. “Not only can passengers see where the bags are but...
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How to save on a cruise

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Rosemary McClure) — Waiting for your ship to come in but afraid you won't be able to afford it when it docks at a port near you? A cruise can take you anywhere, from Antarctica to Vietnam, and offer good value...
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Donald Trump doubles down on accusing Hillary Clinton of playing the 'women's card'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sarah D. Wire) — Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of playing the 'women's card' again May 1 2016, 7:07 AM Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz appeared at the California GOP convention. Here's what happened ....
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Boys' basketball: Former Pacific Hills Coach Herman Nash found dead in jail

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — Herman Nash , who helped coach West Hollywood Pacific Hills to a Division IV state basketball championship in 2013, was found dead earlier this week at the Pitchess Dentention Center North...
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Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of playing the 'women's card' again

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of playing the 'women's card' again May 1 2016, 7:07 AM Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz appeared at the California GOP convention. Here's what happened ....
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Trump camp not pleased with delegate selection process yet again

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Melanie Mason) — Bernie Sanders set to meet the press in Washington April 30 2016, 9:09 PM Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz made appearances at the California GOP convention. Here's a recap . A year after...
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As Cruz (once again) secures more delegates, Trump camp (once again) calls process unfair

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Melanie Mason) — Arizona was solidly Donald Trump country in its primary last month, with Republican voters choosing the billionaire businessman by a 22-point margin. But when party activists gathered in...
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Letters to Calendar: Coachella, architecture and 'Elvis & Nixon'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Coachella initiation Thank you to Lorraine Ali for such a joyous and touching article about bringing her Iraqi nephew to the Coachella concert ["Crash Course at Coachella," April 23]....
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Upcoming L.A. area events offer tips on backpacking in SoCal, hiking John Muir Trail and more

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold BACKPACKING Workshop Experts offer tips on backpacking in Southern California, including local information and how to choose gear. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in...
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Don't judge me for my Jesus memes

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lily Burana) — If you want to discern my faith, don’t look around my neck for a cross. Look at my Facebook page. I love a good Jesus meme. One favorite features a classic painting of villagers staring...
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Garcetti's proposed spending on the homeless is reasonable. But his funding plan is wishful thinking

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (The Times Editorial Board) — It’s one thing for elected officials to declare war, essentially, on homelessness in Los Angeles, as they did at the beginning of the year, unveiling sweeping strategies to combat this...
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Obama is pursuing two strategies in Syria. One is working, the other is not

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Doyle McManus) — President Obama is pursuing two different strategies in two halves of Syria. One is working; the other is not. He's making progress in eastern Syria, where the United States is leading an...
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Stagecoach 2016: Backstage with Rodney Crowell talking Dylan, Hank, Merle

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Randy Lewis) — Rodney Crowell  is one of the most lauded songwriters of the last 40 years, and he's developed a deep catalog of revered songs that have been recorded and performed countless times by other...
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Why has there been an exodus of black residents from West Coast liberal hubs?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Aaron Renn) — The Black Lives Matter movement has brought the challenges facing black America to the fore, and introduced racially conscious quality-of-life questions into the national debate. How are black...
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China looks to economic future with its New Silk Road plan

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Julie Makinen, Violet Law) — From his office on a bend of the Rhine River, freight terminal boss Bernd Putens can see — and hear — the early stirrings of what China calls the New Silk Road. The clang-clang of forklifts...
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How Donald Trump scored a win in Texas border country

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Molly Hennessy-Fiske) — Patti Magnon grew up on the other side of the Rio Grande — in the adjacent Mexican city known as Nuevo Laredo. But the border here has never been a barrier, and Magnon, who has lived on the...
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